So its been one week since I started the blog, and this will be the fourth beer review. And with a week of the blog, also comes another mowing, weekend of yard work and general house maintenance and a (not) relaxing evening enjoying a beer. For today’s beer review, I decided to do a brand new release (released today, canned yesterday), a beer I helped can and another beer from Tattered Flag (my second review of their beer).
You Hoppin On Me? is a brand new beer from Tattered Flag, both brand new recipe, and brand new release. Its a New England style hazy beer and it definitely delivers on the haze and the juice. So let’s get drinking and reviewing.
Beer: You Hoppin On Me?
Brewery: Tattered Flag
Style: IPA – Imperial / Double New England
IBU: (None Listed)
Hops: Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial.
Untappd Description: Hopped with 5lbs of hops per barrel. Amarillo, Citra and Centennial hops.
This is a fresh and very juicy beer. Green a bit due to how freshly canned it was, but that is not a hindrance or problem with it at all. Adds the hop bitterness that once it mellows a bit (give it a week) won’t be noticeable, and none of this is a bad thing (on either end).
The coloring is a beautiful orange (practically looks like Orange Juice in your glass). The head is perfect with great retention and great carbonation for the beer. Its hazy and impossible to see through and just looks absolutely beautiful.
I got to enjoy a few of these while canning yesterday, and the taste is still the same today being poured into a glass. Its extremely aromatic with a wonderful hoppy smell, the Citra and Centennial shine through the most, the Citra lending it a very fruity grapefruit and mango smell and taste, the Centennial giving it a more pungent floral smell and flavor with a wee bit of a lemony taste. The Amarillo hops gives it a boost to the fruity mango, grapefruit, and lemon. There’s a bit of an orange taste to it, but muted in comparison to the more powerful fruity notes of mango. The orange probably comes from the Amarillo and is most likely the less used of the three hops, or at least the less powerful coming through of the three.
The beer is smooth, crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink. The mouthfeel and body are both consistent and fine. There is no annoying tastes, odors, or odd aftertastes. The 8.2% is not noticeable and after a few could easily creep up on you. This will be a fantastic back porch crushable beer for sipping and enjoying a nice relaxing summer day. Perfect for Memorial Weekend.
My Untappd Rating: ****.25
Global Untappd Rating: (Too soon, not enough ratings/reviews for it to be given a global scale yet.) [As of 8PM 5.24.19]